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Making a Smooth Transition from Dentures to Implants

March 1, 2021

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woman happy to make the transition from dentures in Waco

Living without a full set of teeth is extremely difficult. Traditional dentures provide a way to restore a portion of the original chewing capacity and to achieve a complete smile once again. However, this method has many limitations. Thankfully, there is a way to upgrade dentures – with dental implants. If you’re looking to transition from dentures in Waco, there are a few things you need to know beforehand. Continue reading to learn more about the procedure.


Know Before You Go: 5 Serious Risks of Tooth Gems

February 18, 2021

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Scared woman protecting her mouth from dental tools

From denim-on-denim outfits to crop tops and “mom” jeans, many 90’s trends have recently made their way back into the spotlight. Unfortunately, there is one fashion statement that has resurfaced as well: tooth gems. With internet influencers and lifestyle celebrities, like Kylie Jenner, showing off their smile “upgrade,” more and more patients are interested in exploring this fad. Unfortunately, the risk in crystal tooth gems bonding isn’t being talked about as much. Keep reading to learn why you should pass on tooth jewelry.


Women in Business: Get to Know Dr. Theresa Lassetter

February 4, 2021

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a picture of Dr. Theresa Lassetter

At Heart of Texas Smiles, Dr. Theresa Lassetter has been recognized by Waco Today as one of their Women in Business in Waco, TX. A talented and trusted dental professional, her ability to provide personalized, high-quality dentistry to individuals living in the area makes her one of the best. If you are looking for a qualified dentist who puts patients first, look no further than Dr. Lassetter.


3 Important Difference Between Invisalign and Smile Direct

January 13, 2021

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Close-up of an Invisalign aligner on white background

Invisalign in Waco has long been the go-to option for straightening teeth without metal braces. However, nowadays you might be hearing a lot about the Smile Direct Club – a “do-it-yourself” method for tooth straightening where the aligners are sent straight to your home. Many people see Smile Direct as a more convenient alternative to Invisalign, but there are several key differences between the two treatments that you might not think about until it’s too late. Here are 3 important things to know when considering Invisalign vs Smile Direct.


Why is Professional Teeth Whitening Better Than a Store-Bought Kit?

January 3, 2021

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an up-close image of a person pointing to their whitened smile

Tired of the stains and discoloration caused by years of drinking coffee, smoking, or normal wear and tear? Want a whiter, brighter smile? If you’re like most people, you may consider running to a local drug store and buying one of the many products on the shelf. Unfortunately, you will find that your money is better spent elsewhere, as these kits offer great promises but produce lackluster results. If you’d rather invest in a solution that leaves you feeling more confident in your smile, read on to find out more about professional teeth whitening in Waco.


Does Orthodontic Treatment Affect Sports Performance?

December 5, 2020

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young girl with braces in Waco holding a tennis racket

Is playing sports a major part of your life? If so, you might hesitate to commit to getting orthodontic treatment like braces for fear that it might negatively impact your performance. The good news is that no matter what sport you’re playing, wearing braces or clear aligners shouldn’t limit your ability to play. However, you may need to take some different precautions when it comes to protecting your smile from injury. Continue reading to learn more about the relationship between sports and orthodontic treatment in Waco.


Does Dental Insurance Cover Orthodontic Treatment?

November 21, 2020

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Closeup of young girl at orthodontist's appointment

Are you or your child interested in correcting crowded, gapped, or crooked teeth? According to the American Association of Orthodontics, almost 4 million children undergo orthodontic treatment annually in the United States. Plus, one-third of all patients with braces are adults! However, since the cost of treatment can quickly add up, many parents want to know if their dental insurance benefits can help offset the price. If you’ve wondered something similar, here’s what you need to know about orthodontic treatment coverage in Waco.


3 Health Benefits of Having Straight Teeth

November 5, 2020

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Man with straight teeth

While most people dream of having beautiful, white, perfectly aligned teeth, many are unaware that a perfect smile can also provide numerous health benefits. Straight teeth in Waco are highly sought after by many patients. Your dentist has several orthodontic treatments to choose from that provide far more than cosmetic enhancements. Read on to learn more about the many health benefits of straight teeth and orthodontic options that you can benefit from.


Why Do I Need a Bone Graft with a Dental Implant?

October 29, 2020

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Dental implant after a bone graft in Waco.If you’re ready to replace your missing teeth with dental implants, your first step is to schedule a consultation. During the appointment, your dentist will perform a thorough visual examination and look at a CT scan of your jawbone to ensure you’re a candidate for them. After reviewing all the information, your dentist might recommend a bone graft in Waco before your placement surgery. Don’t be alarmed. Bone grafting and dental implants work hand-in-hand to ensure your new smile has the foundation it needs to thrive.


Implants VS Dentures: Which Prevents Bone Loss?

October 19, 2020

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Image of dental implant supporting jawbone preservation.Despite the latest dental advancements, tooth loss is still a common problem. At least 35 million Americans are missing all their teeth in one or both arches. Traditional dentures are one of the most popular and cost-effective solutions to treat complete tooth loss, but are they the best choice for jawbone preservation? You have another option that offers one specific benefit that’s not possible with conventional dentures. Dental implants are the only treatment to stop bone loss. Here’s why they are the ideal long-term investment for your smile.


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